"I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]. I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments, about the nature of the threat."
So says Tony Blair, who has also admitted that the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) were only a convenient, in inaccurate, tool to bring about the goal of regime change. He was being interviewed by Ferm Britton, who has managed to get more candor out of the former Prime Minister that some of the hard pressed political operatives in news. He added:
"I can't really think we'd be better with him and his two sons still in charge, but it's incredibly difficult and I totally understand...
"That's why I sympathise with the people who were against [the war] for perfectly good reasons and are against it now, but for me, you know, in the end I had to take the decision."
So it would appear that the Lib Dems were right before we went to war. This was an illegal war.
This was one not so much about removing WMDs from the region but a dynasty from the region. This was something that not even when the same man had invaded another sovereign country. The dodgy dossier has just become a whole lot more dodgy as Blair has now revealed it was a convenient stick with which to beat Saddam.
Having to "deploy different arguments" if the 45 minute threat hadn't existed to enter another sovereign state and remove its leader shows premeditation to do something. The intent was there before anything resembling a 'just' cause. In a court of law that would be grounds to press for murder rather than manslaughter, but in the international field Blair being bold enough to admit it thinks that he should get away with it. Over recent weeks it has been becoming clear that George W. Bush and Blair were looking for a way to get Saddam implicated in 9/11 so that Bush could go an complete the job that daddy started but didn't complete.
So now from his own mouth we have the truth that WMDs was just a convenience that could be used to drag the country, or at least enough MPs, along with him to invade Iraq.